Progreso Produce enhances safety, increases volumes - The Packer

Progreso Produce enhances safety, increases volumes

03/22/2012 09:19:00 AM
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Progreso Produce is upgrading safety programs and expanding growing and sourcing operations.

Owned by the DeBerry family since its founding more than 30 years ago, the Boerne, Texas-based grower/shipper/importer is making all of its farms and packing facilities compliant with requirements of the Global Food Safety Initiative, according to a March 20 news release.

Revisions and additions to Progreso’s food safety systems include benchmarking for food safety criteria in product and equipment testing at facilities in Texas, Arizona and California.

In addition to developing a more aggressive food safety program, Progreso is also on the offensive with its onion program. New acreage in Othello, Wash., Hatch, N.M., and Peru will increase volumes to meet customer requests, president Curtis DeBerry said in the news release.

Progreso also recently added to its core commodity program with year-round avocado availability from Mexico and Peru. Other year-round programs include onions and watermelons.

DeBerry said the company is increasing its business in strawberries, blackberries, blueberries and mangoes. The company’s blueberry and blackberry programs are approaching year-round capability.

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Randy Wilson    
Bakersfield, CA  |  March, 22, 2012 at 12:19 PM

Congratulations to a great group!

Carlos Garza    
Irapuato, Mexico  |  March, 23, 2012 at 11:19 AM

congratulations! you work hard, you deserve it.

John Battle    
Traverse City, Michigan  |  March, 26, 2012 at 11:09 AM

Congratulations to a hard working organization. Always adapting and always a premium product.

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